My Process: I sculpt the beauty I see in the human figure in terra cotta clay. My sculptures are cast in bronze at a foundry using the lost wax process. I retain the mold that the foundry makes, so I can make reproductions using lower cost materials, while maintaining the original beauty.
Reason for Creating: I love the beauty of the human body, male and female, in all shapes and sizes. I like to show the beauty, but also like to experiment with alternative forms in sculpture and photographic processes.
My Credentials: I serve on the Board of Washington Sculptors Group. I am the volunteer coordinator, call responder, graphic designer and one of exhibitions managers. WSG is entirely volunteer-driven; our Board of Directors and volunteer committees carry out the organization’s mission that serves nearly 400 members annually. The Washington Sculptors Group has been the recipient of the DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts to acknowledge the organization’s impact in the DC Metropolitan area.
I have continued to learn about art through other artists, particularly Otis Street Arts Project. More recently, I have been taking multiple classes offered through the Art League School located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, at the Torpedo Factory.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art and my Master of Arts from the School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. For many years I worked as a graphic artist, illustrator and photographer. I started teaching art while living in Guam in 1990 and worked as an Art Specialist for the Guam Public School System. Since 1997, I worked as an art teacher for private schools in the Northern Virginia Area (J Art Studios, Foundation School of Alexandria, Accotink Academy Alternative Learning Center, George Washington Community School and Arlington recreation Department). My sculptures, paintings and photography have been shown in numerous galleries and shows. I have been represented by Kelly Hutchinson of Kelly's Art & Frame, Inc.
My Personal Life: I live in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia with my husband, five cats and a Chihuahua. I volunteer with Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Kitten College Fostering Program. In addition to that, I also volunteer on Wildlife Rescue League's helpline by answering calls from people who have found injured or orphaned wildlife.